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No breakthrough as Kerry meets Putin

...interests.Kerry departed shortly before midnight for a NATO meeting in Turkey. Putin is in Sochi meeting with Russian defense officials for a week.Ushakov, the Putin adviser, said a possible meeting between the Russian leader and U.S. President...
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US Navy ships to accompany US-flagged ships in Gulf

...they encounter no interference from Iran, U.S. defense officials said Thursday.The new policy, which has not yet...carrying weapons or collecting intelligence.U.S. defense officials said the decision to begin accompanying U.S. commercial...
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Ex-US commander: Take nuke missiles off high alert

...they breach firewalls to transmit unauthorized launch orders to crews in nuclear missile launch control centers?Defense officials are tight-lipped about countering this type of cyber threat.Last week the No. 2 official at the National Nuclear...
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Five US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

...thoughts and prayers are with the families of these fallen," Kirby said in a statement.In Washington, U.S. defense officials said the five Americans were with a special operations unit that they did not identify. Earlier, officials had...
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Air Force exercise with Russia canceled

...seems to be getting more attention now since this is the time of year that the exercises tend to take place.U.S. defense officials last year touted the exercise as a step toward improved military relations and a cooperative effort that transcended...
Israel leads global drone exports as demand grows

...are being used in a growing number of operations.Defense officials say that drones account for roughly half of the military's...the Israeli air force suffered heavy losses, and defense officials sought a solution that would allow them to identify...
Outside editorial: America needs devastating weapons and a strong defense for the cyber battle to come

...the Pentagon declared cyberspace "a domain of war," just as vital to defend as land, sea, air and space. Defense officials are recruiting computer wizards from universities, and computer-gaming companies to develop cybertechnologies...
My turn: Just because the lawyers OK it doesn't mean it's right

...Consider torture: It's immoral and it's illegal under U.S. and international law. Yet, American security and defense officials now routinely use interrogation techniques that, in any previous era, would have been called torture and are what...
Fort Wainwright Stryker Brigade to remain in Iraq

...said. "The enemy should not question our resolve. We will complete the mission and do it well." According to defense officials, military commanders in Iraq are developing a plan to move as many as 5,000 U.S. troops with armored vehicles...
Couple works toward political, cultural,religious reconciliation

...dispossession of Palestinians. For their efforts, they came under Israeli fire more than once and a high-ranking Israeli defense official called them "provocateurs." The couple is flying to Juneau to speak to various groups, including the Juneau World...


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